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Re: Emacs icons

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Emacs icons
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 14:02:50 +0200
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Drew Adams wrote:

   > The idea of using an E on a gnu is ok semantically.  Whether it looks
   > better than just an E, I am not sure.

   Attached is an idea ;-) It don't look too bad when resized as a 16x16

This could make an attractive _logo_, but it would _not_ work as a 16x16
icon, IMO (see attached). Clever combination of E with gnu head - bravo!
But, as Richard pointed out, that makes it hard to distinguish the E.

Let's not forget the story of "The Gnu Who Became a Mushroom" - that's an
invaluable icon lesson. If shrinking a gnu head can turn it into a mushroom,
there is no hope for shrinking E-gnus and other such artistic subtleties. In
particular, shrunken heads seldom appear brilliant.

16x16 is a hard nut to crack.
Maybe it is possible to shrink it. I made several versions of Robs gnu head in the size of 16x16 (together with M-x).

Here are some variations of Davids suggestion where I have tried to make the E more visible.

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